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Finnegans Wake by  James Joyce - First Edition - 1939 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140937376)

Finnegans Wake

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Finnegans Wake

by Joyce, James

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New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. Fine/Near Fine. First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth binding lettered in gilt. Fine, with fading to topstain near spine, in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with several tiny edge-tears, and very light soiling. A striking copy of a book and jacket typically found in much lesser condition.

Synopsis

Finnegans Wake is a work of comic fiction by Irish author James Joyce, significant for an experimental style and its resulting reputation as one of the most difficult works of fiction in the English language. Written in Paris over a period of 17 years, and published in 1939, two years before the author's death, Finnegans Wake was Joyce's final work. -

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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
140937376
Title
Finnegans Wake
Author
Joyce, James
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
The Viking Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1939
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [More]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [More]
jacket
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First Edition
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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]

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